September 11, 2018
Category 4 Hurricane Florence rapidly gains size, strength. Hurricanes Isaac, Helene still churning
Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence is predicted to land in the Carolinas later this week. The storm quickly grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm Monday.
Other storms. The National Weather Service is monitoring two other storms — Isaac and Helene — and a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
Impact to Groveland:
None of the storms are forecast to hit Florida at this time, but Florence could cause rip currents along the state's east coast.
Because of the potential for heavy rains, the City will have dirt and sandbags available at the fire station located in downtown Groveland at 450 W. Orange St. Residents should bring their own shovel; assistance is available for people with disabilities. Maximum of 10 bags allowed. We are considering a second location at the north end of the city. Check back for details.
Update (7:47 am)
Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas later this week. The National Weather Service is monitoring two other storms in the Atlantic as well. Although it is unlikely these storms will pose any significant wind risks to Central Florida, we could experience heavy rains.
Sandbags. Because of the possibility of heavy rains, the City will have dirt and sandbags available the downtown fire station a 450 W. Orange St. Residents should bring their own shovels. Assistance is available for people with disabilities. The sandbags are available until 6AM to 7 PM today. A maximum of 10 are available.
Staff is also considering a location in the North end of our city. We will update you if that happens.